Milton Glaser 1929–2020

Milton Glaser was born in 1929 to Hungarian Jewish émigrés living in the South Bronx. From a young age, he sketched and recalls that his “earliest commissions were in grade school, where [he] drew naked women for older boys for a penny a piece”. At twelve-years-old, he began taking formal drawing lessons with the Russian American social realist painter Moses Soyer. Glaser was exposed to social consciousness (an ethos that would come to shape his practice as a designer) from a young age, growing up in communist-leaning cooperative housing in the Bronx and steeped in a progressive, Jewish “attitude toward life, food, music, and intellectual pursuit”.

Auction Results Milton Glaser

MILTON GLASER, LaGuardia Vase, original art for Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY 20th Anniversary poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

LaGuardia Vase, original art for Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY 20th Anniversary poster

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $8,750
MILTON GLASER, New York is About New York, original art for New York magazine | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

New York is About New York, original art for New York magazine

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $8,750
MILTON GLASER, Mit der 5. Farbe machen Sie den Sprung nach vorn, original art for Druckerei Robert Pütz GmbH poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Mit der 5. Farbe machen Sie den Sprung nach vorn, original art for Druckerei Robert Pütz GmbH poster

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $8,125
MILTON GLASER, Night of the Snow Leopard, original art for New York Zoological Society. | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Night of the Snow Leopard, original art for New York Zoological Society.

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,125
MILTON GLASER, Luminous Flowers, Still Life, original art for Olaf Leu Design advertising campaign | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Luminous Flowers, Still Life, original art for Olaf Leu Design advertising campaign

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $8,125
MILTON GLASER, Bach Variations (twelve works), original art for Lincoln Center's Bach Tricentennial poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Bach Variations (twelve works), original art for Lincoln Center's Bach Tricentennial poster

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $7,500
MILTON GLASER, Flower in Room, original art for Fish in the Sky | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Flower in Room, original art for Fish in the Sky

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $7,150
MILTON GLASER, original art for I Love New York: Spring Flower Festival poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for I Love New York: Spring Flower Festival poster

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $6,250
MILTON GLASER, original art for Juilliard School (Ladder) poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for Juilliard School (Ladder) poster

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $5,625
MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of Jan Hammer's First Seven Days album, Nemperor Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of Jan Hammer's First Seven Days album, Nemperor Records

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,313
MILTON GLASER, Juilliard (Wing), original art for The Juilliard School poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Juilliard (Wing), original art for The Juilliard School poster

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,200
MILTON GLASER, original art for Peace Works, Artists Against the War poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for Peace Works, Artists Against the War poster

estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $5,000
MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes Galantes album, Columbia Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes Galantes album, Columbia Records

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $5,000
MILTON GLASER, original cover art for Tony Kushner's Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original cover art for Tony Kushner's Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,875
MILTON GLASER, Black Nude | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Black Nude

estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $4,688
MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of Kathy Baker's Feel the Heat album, Tomato Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of Kathy Baker's Feel the Heat album, Tomato Records

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $4,688
MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of Linda Cohen's Angel Alley album, Tomato Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of Linda Cohen's Angel Alley album, Tomato Records

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,063
MILTON GLASER, Images of Labor, original art for Smithsonian Institution poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Images of Labor, original art for Smithsonian Institution poster

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,063
MILTON GLASER, Cleopatra, original art for Blue Shadow Publishing poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Cleopatra, original art for Blue Shadow Publishing poster

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,750
MILTON GLASER, Juilliard (Pianist), original art for the The Juilliard School poster | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

Juilliard (Pianist), original art for the The Juilliard School poster

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,750
MILTON GLASER, original art for Hermann Hesse calendar | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for Hermann Hesse calendar

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,750
MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of the Blues Masters: Little Walter and Otis Rush album, Tomato Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of the Blues Masters: Little Walter and Otis Rush album, Tomato Records

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,750
MILTON GLASER, original cover art for Shakespeare's The Tempest, Penguin Books | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original cover art for Shakespeare's The Tempest, Penguin Books

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,750
MILTON GLASER, original art for the cover of Maynard Ferguson's Carnival album Columbia Records | wright20.com

Milton Glaser

original art for the cover of Maynard Ferguson's Carnival album Columbia Records

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,750